Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic player Davie Provan has called for majority shareholder Dermot Desmond to open his wallet and bring in a top coach to replace Neil Lennon as manager.

Writing in his column for Sun Sport, Provan spoke about the reason he believes the Northern Irishman is still in a job, whilst also revealing his doubts surrounding former Bournemouth man Eddie Howe.

“Directors haven’t already paid up Lennon’s contract suggests they’re struggling to get a proper replacement. Fortunate to get someone of Brendan Rodgers’ calibre after Ronny Deila, there is no obvious candidate.

“Eddie Howe? I can’t see the Celtic support buying into the former Bournemouth boss.

“Celtic’s immediate future rests with Dermot Desmond. Top coaches cost top dollar and that’s what it will take to get the right man.

“In the meantime, they should spare Lennon’s dignity by paying him up and removing him from the firing line. Otherwise, it’s going to get ugly.”

At this stage, there doesn’t seem to be a standout candidate for every fan out there with some having reservations about Howe. Many, like myself, though believe he could be that man to come in and change the Hoops fortunes.

It is hard to see where and when the next manager is coming from right now with the club no exactly being in the best place right now after a poor few months.

The next appointment feels like it will be crucial for us going forward as a club. The new boss will have a huge rebuild on his hands and has to be capable of doing that.


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